Rap-Sack Backpack:: CBC R3 Podcast Edition Ep. 2

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Perhaps you remember the little Canadian hip hop playlist we put together for the good people of R3, and their enjoyment of it. Well, the podcast we recorded with R3 should be up at some point today, and so I thought I’d put up a second special Rap-Sack Backpack to discuss the next four songs on the playlist.

 

‘Aight then, away we go.

 

Classified f. Joel Plaskett - One Track Mind
There are multiple reasons for this song’s appearance on the playlist: I enjoy it, needed to get more solid Halifax representation on the playlist, Class & Joel are two of the hardest working dudes in Canada, and I thought it was clever to follow a song called “Rock Radio” with one that features a guy who is often played on rock radio (see what I did th…). Plus, the Ack has a story about Joel and this song on the podcast, so you’ll have to listen for that.

 

Ira Lee - Your Little Sister’s Bike
Ira Lee finds himself on the playlist because I wanted to mix things up a bit via the classic mixtape move of bringing the tempo down a bit before cranking it up again, plus I wanted to include some rather different hip hop, and Ira is certainly different than your average. But I like Ira a lot, his music is so personal and perhaps strange, but there’s something about it I find so listenable. And as I said in my review for Ira’s last LP, “it’s hard to deny the appeal of the macabre glee of the sing-songy Your Little Sister’s Bike“.

 

Factor - Missed The Train f. Gregory Pepper
I wanted to continue you the “non-hip-hop-yet-still-hip-hop” vibe, and I did that with Sask producer Factor’s Missed The Train, which features Guelph’s Gregory Pepper. Factor’s a pretty amazing producer, as a listen to his last album Lawson Graham makes pretty plain, and this track is one of my favorites.

 

Pigeon Hole - Looptape f. Moka Only & Itchy Ron
Pigeon Hole give the west coast more representation on the playlist, and it just so happens that their last release, Age Like Astronauts, is probably one of my favorite albums from this year. The “back in the day” reminisce track is almost ubiquitous in hip hop these days, but this is one of the best I’ve heard in a while - it’s great all around, but it contains an Ill Al Skratch reference, and that sealed the deal for me.

 

Anyway, that’s the next 4 songs, check ‘em below and check back for last two and a special bonus tomorrow! And check the playlist on R3.

 

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MP3:: Classified - One Track Mind f. Joel Plaskett
CBC R3 Page:: radio3.cbc.ca/#/bands/CLASSIFIED

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MP3:: Ira Lee - Your Little Sister’s Bike
CBC R3 Page:: radio3.cbc.ca/#/bands/Ira-Lee

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MP3:: Pigeon Hole - Looptape f. Moka Only & Itchy Ron)
CBC R3 Page:: radio3.cbc.ca/#/bands/PigeonHole

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